Our key tasks

We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).

 

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Innovation

TenneT presents Hub and Spoke concept for large scale wind energy on the North Sea.

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Our grid

TenneT manages the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany. TenneT transmits electricity at 110,000 volts (110 kV) and higher. With around 22,000 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Grid maps

Maps of our onshore and offshore high-voltage grid.

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Electricity market

The energy sector is developing rapidly. The process of European market integration began some years ago. Its purpose is to create a single European market that enables market parties to trade gas and electricity across national borders easily and efficiently.

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Transparency data

We provide transparency data on our operations on our Dutch and German transparency page and on ENTSO-E. 

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Umspannwerk Wilster West

An important component in this is the replacement construction of 380 kV substation at Wilster West, because the transformer substation acts as a hub for power transport from north to south.

About the project

The energy transition in Germany is relying especially on electricity production from regenerative energy sources such as the wind and the sun. The last nuclear power plants will be disconnected from the grid by 2022, and supplies from other sources must be secured by this point. 

But how is power from the windy north going to reach the high-consumption areas in the south? The existing grid has not been designed to meet this transport task. This means that the existing grid has to be upgraded. 

An important component in this is the replacement construction of 380 kV substation at Wilster West, because the transformer substation acts as a hub for power transport from north to south.

More information

See the

German language page

for detailed information on Wilster West substation

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Contact

Peter Hilffert

Bürgerreferent

+49 (0)431 78028154

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International Connections

Our International Connections

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